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WHUT
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
toll on their relationships. their closest ally, china, appears to hint at exasperation. beijing is calling for restraint from north korea, while an editorial in china apostate-run "global times," says that -- in china's state-run of "global times" says there will be consequences. in its claim that aid could be cut if north peraea persists with these tests of nuclear and -- if north korea persist with these tests of nuclear and rocket technology. >> that is right. this is a clear indication of the growing frustration with north korea. the fact that this editorial here in one of the top newspapers in the country passed the government census, that means there is government approval. from beijing point of view, there is growing anger behind the scenes over north korea's actions. you might remember last year, for example, beijing asked north korea not to launch two rockets spirit of korea went ahead and did that, and i think beijing is increasingly becoming annoyed that p'yongyang, which seized beijing as its main ally, is not listening to what china has got to say. ,> maybe we have
KCSMMHZ
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
the head of a beijing-based newspaper says he will step down to protest against a government order to publish an editorial. welcome to nhk world "newsline." the people in china who report the news are making it instead, a newspaper publisher says he will quit because of the meddling by communist party people. this recent tug of war has been playing out since last week when journalists at another paper said they had been censored. we have more from beijing. >> reporter: these protesters are angry and not backing down. hundreds gathered for a third straight day of demonstrations in front of the headquarters of the -- they are upset because communist party officials forced them to change an editorial, calling for greater democracy and the freedom of speech. the issue of censorship has flared up across china. another newspaper, one affiliated with the communist party, ran an editorial monday, calling for calm. it says anyone showing open opposition to the government will be considered a loser. associates say chinese authorities ordered other newspapers to publish the article. many did
LINKTV
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
this half hour, why more protest camps are planned. smog in beijing goes off the chart. but how much longer will it hang around? >> again, a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. the french military has bombed the rebel strong holes in mali. egypt's court of pelley has ordered a retrial for hisni mubarek and his security chief. they were convicted of failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during the uprising which taupeled his government. and survivors have gathered for the anniversary of the kosta concordia disaster. >> fighting continues around army bases and air fields in the syrian city. this video shows air strikes in a suburb. government forces have reportedly targeted another suburb. palestinian activists are threatening to pitch more protest camps in areas designated for israeli settlements. this is after they were evicted from a site known at e-1. palestinians want to establish a home land. they say an israeli settlement in e-1 would be a huge blow because it would cut off east jerusalem from the west bank. here is our report. >> palestinian and other acti
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
in beijing today, but you wouldn't know it. just being outside can make eyes itch and throats burn. >> you feel a little bit suffocated. >> reporter: "this could be my lung," tweeted one chinese resident. and time lapse photos show how chemical clouds made buildings disappear. zero wind, freezing temperatures and factories at full tilt, made this week a perfect storm for pollution. at its peak, pollution hit 755 in beijing, making breathing extremely hazardous. by comparison, the worst polluted city in the u.s., bakersfield, california, hit a high of 159 last year. it's super toxic air. >> particle pollution like that can actually cause heart attacks and strokes that can kill people. it's lethal. >> reporter: this photo from a recent greenpeace study shows what an air filter looks like after just 24 hours in beijing. watch me wipe a thin layer that's accumulated on most cars. that's soot and grime. and this is my own air purifier. watch this. look. that's what we're breathing in beijing. one expert told me it's like becoming an instant smoker. beijing did issue emergency warnings, for the
LINKTV
Jan 31, 2013 5:30am PST
in beijing have temporarily shut down more than 100 factories trying to cut down on extreme air pollution. residents in the chinese capital have been breathing high levels of smog for two weeks now. >> pollution has been so bad, visibility was reduced to 200 meters. there have been only five relatively clear days since the beginning of the year. >> it might have an effect on the amount of time spent outdoors. i was outside for about one hour and felt very uncomfortable. >> beijing is surrounded by coal burning factories. hi polluting vehicles are being taken off the streets and trees are being -- high polluting vehicles are being taken off of the streets and trees are being planted. >> we have small children at home and they get sick quite often. >> this pile up was blamed on poor visibility. while not as bad as mainland cities, hong kong is looking to reduce harmful emissions by moving factories away from city centers and using more clean energy. the mainland government is looking to that similar long- term measures. it has a identified 90 he cites as smart cities, environmentally friend
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
a living. beijing is also staking its claim in different ways. it is creating a brand new city in the heart of the south china sea. investments pouring in including funds for a new military base. the move has angered china's neighbors that are turning to america for support. >> that is the reason why they are provoking beijing in the south china sea. >> many here believe that china should take a tougher line to protect their way of life. the captain says that troops should be sent in to end the dispute. >> we must take back our territorial waters. i have waited a long time for military confrontation. >> it is this type of talk that is making beijing's neighbors extremely nervous. china's rising power and confidence are sending ripples across the region. >> for more on the pacific we speak to martin, who joins us from the island off the coast of southern china. she is that a naval base in san diego. the one question that everybody in washington and america has, is china militarily expanding? is there something that the u.s. needs to be concerned about? >> it dawn is breaking over the fishing
KCSMMHZ
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
communist party. >>> here's more from beijing. >> reporter: they published their second edition of the year on thursday. it's the first time it hit newsstands since the censorship allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> reporter: editors did not run a story detailing their complaint that communist party officials forced them to change a new year editorial calling for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-censorship demonstrations that have been happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should change with the times. no major rallies happened on thursday outside the head office of "nanfang zhoumo." hundreds of protesters gather for three straight days but authorities deployed dozens of police officers to detain demonstrators and harass journalists covering protests. the united states criticized the chinese government
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
through bilateral dialogue. authorities in beijing have repeatedly refused to accept arbitration based on the u.s. convention on the law of the sea. >>> one month has passed since a shocking gang rape in india revived a national debate about sexual violence. a group of men attacked and raped a 23-year-old woman on a bus in the indian capital new delhi. she was taken to singapore fortreatment but died from her wounds. police arrested six men for alleged involvement in the crime. they have been charged with murder and sexual assault. five of the six were taken to court on monday to enter their pleas. defense lawyers raised the possibility that one of those five is a minor. the hearing was postponed after defense lawyers called on the hearing to be open to the public. the court is scheduled to reconvene on thursday. now, government officials have promised to do more to protect women and punish attackers. but incidents of violence have continued to come to light. nhk world's apishek dulia reports from new delhi. >> we want -- >> justice! >> reporter: public outrage has erupted across india
KCSMMHZ
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
people gathered in beijing to show solidarity with the reporters. back in guangzhou city, police arrived to keep the demonstrators away from the newspaper's office. they removed the flowers and got into a quarrel with some of the protesters. >> translator: if we do not stand for this newspaper now, we won't get support next time. >> reporter: a new group of leaders took control of china's communist party last fall. these demonstrators and members of the media are finding out some of the old ways are still in practice. nhk world, beijing. >>> wildfires have broking o brn 130 places in australia. the southern island of tasmania has been hardest hit. flames burned down 250 buildings and policere still trying to locate dozens of missing people. >> reporter: the fires have covered tasmania in shrouds of smoke. the temperature in the state capital hit a record, 131 degrees celsius. a heat wave, dry air and strong winds made for a disastrous combination. >> we didn't know it was going to be so sudden. it was horrendous. it was just unbelievable. just all totally devastated now. >> reporter: th
KCSMMHZ
Jan 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
this year. >> while some german car wreck -- car makers are racking up record, so is beijing, but for the wrong reasons. >> more cars means more pollution. smog in the capital of beijing has never been this bad. >> beijing authorities ordered government fleets to cut back on driving, but that has had no noticeable effect on the city's dense traffic. no restrictions have been placed on privately-owned cars. instead, residents are being urged to stay home and wear face masks if they must go out. >> i have trouble breathing. today is actually better. we live on the side of the city where the smog is worst. when i open the window, i could not see clearly. visibility was very low. i worry about my family, especially those who drive. >> there are so many charges that -- cars that discharge so much exhaust. it will be better if the government could take control of the pollution. >> levels of particulate matter in the air have come down since the weekend, but remain around 30 times higher than the maximum safe level recommended by the world health organization. authorities blamed the
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
with beijing. we have this report. >> reporter: with a population of just 420,000, brunei relies on wealth to make its presence felt in a region of more than 600 million people. the country ranks second among asean members behind singapore in terms of gdp per capita with nearly $36,000. much of that wealth comes from the country's oil and natural gas fields. they account for more than 50% of gdp. most of these resources lie at the bottom of the south china sea, a region where bruni and other asean members share territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive china. even so, they enjoy cordial relations with beijing. in recent years, chinese authorities have made efforts to strengthen ties with the resource-rich nation. china's interest became clear with the series of visits by premier wen jiabao in november 2011 and the foreign minister in august of last year. economic relations are booming. within an hour's drive of central brunei, here's the construction site of the highway. as you can see, the construction is taking place in the middle of the jungle. a chinese state-owned company is
PBS
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
for 2013. the u.s. newspaper says the reporter and his family had to fly from beijing to hong kong on new year's eve. the "times" reported in october that chinese premier wen jiabao's family had amassed assets worth $2.7 billion. this included shares of major insurance firms. wen's family issued a statement denying the claim. china's foreign ministry criticized the report. they said it was intended to create instability by smearing china and its leaders. the paper's shanghai bureau chief wrote the article about the wen family. he got his visa renewed for 2013. the "times'" website has been blocked within china since it published the investigation findings. >>> supporters of china's imprisoned nobel peace prize laureate liu xiao beau have posted video online showing video of his wife under house arrest. it's intended to draw attention to how the government is treating the pro-democracy activist and his wife. the video was reportedly shot when the couple's friends visited her at her home in beijing last friday. it shows visitors entering the residence in defiance of a guard who tried to sto
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
to blame. >>> police in beijing are having a hard time seeing their city. the air is a hazy mess. it's filled with something called fine particlate fog proo drive with their highlights on throughout the day. beijing municipal authorities said the air pollution alert is its highest level. they've ordered some schools to keep children indoors and factories to scale back operations. >> translator: we avoid going outside. i never open windows at home. >> hospitals in the capital have recorded an increase in the number of patients with respiratory problems. many residents are coping with the pollution by wearing masks. beijing authorities explained in an emergency news conference that fumes from coal-heating devices are mixing with car and factory emissions. they also said weak winds and high levels of humidity in recent days may have made the situation worse. japan, the united states and other nations use strict environmental regulations to control the levels of fine particulate matter. the chinese government set its own standards in february of last year after a wave of criticism both
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
it or not in bakersfield where it's $3.65. >>> be glad you aren't breathing the air in beijing today. china is battling dangerous levels of air pollution. the u.s. embassy in beijing is recording pollution levels exceeding even the worst category on the air quality index. last night it scored 755 out of 500. the city is expected to stay clouded in smog until winds pick up on wednesday. last year smog and hazed forced cancellation of almost 700 flights at the airport in beijing. >>> today, unexpectedly heavy snow in japan paralyzed public transit and caused serious car crashes. about 3" of snow fell in the tokyo area and more than 15" about 50 meals west of the city. japanese tv network says more than 250 people were injured in road accidents. hundreds of domestic flights canceled and some train lines altered, as well. >> you think of japan, you don't think of snow. >> that's what it would look like here if there was snow in san francisco. >> i got news for you. it felt like it. if we had a little precip, we would have had snow. >> we didn't get that.
SFGTV2
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
started a class on cloud computing. three years ago, i started a class at the university in beijing as well on this subject because i feel it is really important. we are in my opinion in the second year of a 20-year cycle that is no different than the client server cycle that happened last time around, and i think education is an important component of this. so i'm going to take my four or five minutes to educate you guys a little bit on what is this thing we call cloud computing. i'm going to try uses much plain english as i can, leave all the technical buzzwords aside, and try to eliminate -- illuminate for you what is happening. fundamentally, is an economic thing that is happening, and that is what has always driven technologies economics. i will get to that in a minute. i do a lot of public speaking. i was counting today because i had to do something this morning. over the past six months, i have talked to 5000 people about cloud computing. what i've tried to do with them and what i've tried to do with you is tried to explain cloud computing in a way you could explain to your f
WHUT
Jan 30, 2013 7:30am EST
issued the new higher alert on wednesday but their counterparts in beijing didn't. still the heavy smog forced japanese schools in the chinese capital to cancel outdoor activities for the third straight day. we have more on the smog in beijing and where the winds will take it next. we have meteorologist robert speta. robert? >> well, gene, over much of the beijing area, northeast china we've been seeing this high pressure in place and it has been acting as a cap keeping the pollutants in the air across much of the region. the high pressure will transport down here towards the south and the winds will shift from the west to the east. what happens is as that does so it will be transporting along much of northeastern china and all those pollutants and aerosols into korea and across japan. even into japan you've been seeing some of this. across western japan as well. so definitely want to watch this. anybody with respiratory issues you need to keep a close eye. stay indoors if possible. also it's going to be continuing to linger throughout your day on thursday and friday then another weathe
WHUT
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
. as beijing worse -- experiences the worst pollution in years, we will be reporting from china's capital of coal. how do you feel growth without wrecking the environment? >> increasingly, it is coming at a huge cost. >> also in the program, we look at what is happening in the world of business. yet another strike in greece. >> the greek tragedy continues as the country comes to a standstill in a massive strike just days after the greek finance minister tells us things are looking good. this is the last year of recession, he said. the problem is that nobody seems to have told that to the millions of greek's on the ground -- greeks on the ground. it is midday in london, 2 p.m. in damascus, where syria has accused israel of carrying out an airstrike in its territory. there has been a reaction from bashar al-assad's allies in moscow. the foreign ministry there has condemn the attack. there is mounting concern about the react -- retaliation in israel itself. there are competing accounts of exactly what the targets were. it is thought that israel was trying to prevent the transfer of weapons t
WHUT
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
it would like, so what are we to make of beijing's call for restraint from all concerned? >> well, china does seem to be increase going irrated with pyongyang. if you remember back in december, when north korea launched that long-range rocket, we were told by officials here in seoul that beijing had sent envoying to north korea just the week before to try to dissuade them from doing it and got absolutely no response. when that rocket was launched, beijing came out with a slightly harsher than it usually does. following on from that, you'll notice they backed the new u.n. sanctions announced this week. there are signs that beijing is increasingly irritated. on the other hand, it has more to lose than perhaps anyone else in the region from a sudden change in the status quo. north korean refugees flooding across its borders, a lack of access to north korea's resources, and a lack of a buffer zone against the 28,000 u.s. troops. so, china has a lot of reasons to be cautious even if it is irritated. >> lucy, how about this claim, and that's what it's got to be, this claim that the weapons can
Comedy Central
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
't always greener. >> in china, hazardous record high pollution levels in beijing have prompted an orange fog warning. >> jon: this brings us to the new segment things may be bad but at least we can't chew our air. unemployment is not coming down, the economy is stagnant. let me stop you right there. >> just being outside can make eyes itch and throats burn. >> one expert told me it's becoming an instant motor vehicler. >> jon: s oh, my god, a billion instant smokers. how many marlboro miles could they get? think of china as a wheezing smoker. >> are you expected to talk. >> jon: so, mr. bond, i expect you to -- brb clearing throat] i [clearing throat] [ laughter ] where were we, mr. bond? sorry. [ laughter ] were so gridlocked the senate can't reform the filibuster. stop. >> wash we wipe a thin layer that accumulated on most cars. that is soot and grime. this is my own air purifier, watch. this that's what we're breathing in beijing. >> jon: don't wipe that away. the chinese character for wash me is the same as the character for em if a -- emphysema. china has bad air, but our school lun
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
enjoys strong economic links with beijing. we have this report. >> reporter: with a population of just 420,000, brunei relies on wealth to make its presence felt in a region of more than 600 million people. the country ranks second among asean members behind singapore in terms of gdp per capita with nearly $36,000. much of that wealth comes from the country's oil and natural gas fields. they account for more than 50% of gdp. most of these resources lie at the bottom of the south china sea, a region where bruni and other asean members share territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive china. even so, they enjoy cordial relations with beijing. in recent years, chinese authorities have made efforts to strengthen ties with the resource-rich nation. china's interest became clear with the series of visits by premier wen jiabao in november 2011 and the foreign minister in august of last year. economic relations are booming. within an hour's drive of central brunei, here's the construction site of the highway. as you can see, the construction is taking place in the middle of the jungle.
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
be resolved through bilateral dialog. authorities in beijing have refused to accept arbitration based on the u.n. convention on the law of the sea. >>> u.s. diplomats are trying to punish north korea for firing off a rocket last month they presented a draft lest solution to the u.n. security council aimed at tightening existing sanctions. the draft condemns the launch as a missile test that violated security council resolutions. it also urges north koreans to end their nuclear development program. the draft lists additional sanction targets, including individuals and government organizations such as the space agency. american diplomats work with counterparts from japan and south korea to push for sanctions. five of the six were taken to court on monday to enter their please. defense lawyers raise the possibility that one of those five is a minor. the hearing was postponed after defense lawyers called on the hearing to be opened to the public. the court is scheduled to reconvene on thursday. the government and police are pledging to do more to protect women and punish attackers, but incidents o
KCSMMHZ
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
pollution is hampering smooth travel. beijing weather officials on tuesday raised the air pollution alert to its highest level. the density of airborne particles, 20 times higher than tokyo's annual average. the officials said fumes from coal-burning heaters are adding to car and factory emissions. lack of wind and high humidity is making conditions worse. >> my eyes ache. breathing this air is not good for my health. >> translator: i'm going back to my hometown for the holidays. i'm looking forward to all the clean air. >> heavy smog also covered the eastern and inland provinces of shandong, jiangsu, and anhoi, residents were advised to stay indoors and avoid driving. expect people to make a record 3 million trips for the holiday that begins february 9th. but the smog has canceled long-distance bus services and closed highways. it also delayed flights at local airports. >>> it's been cold here in tokyo. temperatures are warming up this week. robert speta is here with more. robert? >> yes, indeed. we're seeing high pressure push in from the west. it will be ushering in much calmer weather
KCSMMHZ
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
issued the new higher alert on wednesday, but their counterparts in beijing didn't. still, the heavy smog forced japanese schools in the chinese capital to cancel outdoor activities for the third straight day. >>> chinese government ships have again entered japanese waters near the senkaku islands and the coast guard told them to leave. japan controls the eye loopeds but chain know and taiwan claim them h the top u.s. government official in japan spoke to nhk about the dispute. >> there should be no question that our security treaty applies to territories administered by japan, including the senkakus. >> the ambassador added that china is rapidly growing powerful and that building favorable relations with the country is important to the u.s. he noted that prime minister abe reaching out to china will hopefully lower the tensions. japan/china relations grew tense last fall after the japanese government nationalized the senkaku islands. are. oss steps ared the obama administration intends to strengthen relations with japan >> the 21st century is going to be, already is the asia-pacific cens
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
. they feel that censors went too far. about a dozen gathered in beijing to show solidarity with the reporters. back in the city, more than 30 police officers arrived to keep the demonstrators away from the newspapers. they removed the flowers away from the protestors. >> translator: if we do not stand for this newspaper now, we won't get support next time. >> reporter: a new group of leaders took control of china's communist party last fall. the demonstrators and members of the media are finding out some of the old ways are still in practice. nhk world, beijing. >>> social workers offer vital support to the survivors of the 2011 earthquake. it's a tough job and some say they need help themselves. >> reporter: every morning social worker visits all the units of this temporary housing unit. she is checking on the residents health. she has been doing this job since september last year. during the day she works out of housing unit's meeting area. she tells the local officials what they want and need. she's a disaster survivor herself applied for the job hoping to help others. >> translator: i fee
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
newspapers to publish the article. many did on tuesday. "the beijing news" did not. they ran a part of the editorial a day later after repeated requests by authorities. an online posting alleged the government threatened to close the newspaper if staff didn't comply. the publisher of "the beijing news" has reportedly said he plans to resign. someone uploaded a photo to the internet that apparently shows employees crying as they listened to his announcement. postings of this nature are often deleted soon after they appear. chinese officials seem to be on even higher alert against the threat of social unrest. >> authorities in china are trying to show the public they are listening to their concerns on another issue. they disciplined more than 160,000 government and communist party officials in 2012 for corruption and abuse of authority. the situation has resulted in mounting frustration among the public. government and party agencies say the figure was up 12.5% from 2011. among those disciplined were former chief bo xilai and liu zhijun. both were expelled. part of the news conference
PBS
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
for nanfang zhoumo. the beijing news carry the cryptic story on wednesday. writers link the dish to brave hearts that can soothe souls. nhk world, beijing. >>> chinese maritime authorities have decided to maintain regular patrols. china and taiwan claim the senkaku islands. china's state media discussed maritime policies. the head of the state oceanic administration said his office will assume greater responsibility for maintaining the country's maritime interests. the participants decided to order regular patrols around the islands they call dalew. japan nationalized them in september. china has been sending ships to the area ever since. china's long-time territorial disputes with other countries. the chief cabinet secretary said japan cannot accept china's decision. the islands are inherently japanese territory. he says that's been shown through history and international law. he said the government will continue air and sea surveillance to protect areas around the islands. japan maintains an air defense identification zone over the east china sea just outside the air space. aircraft are
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
in protest. at an event in beijing he was punched and threatened with a knife. >> translator: i'm angry about the way the authorities censored this. >> translator: no one can distort public opinion. >> reporter: several protesters scuffled with li's fans outside the venue in shenzhen. police had to intervene. >>> the internet is now part of everyday life for more than 40% of china's population. that's up nearly 51 million from a year before. and most of them use mobile phones to go online. a survey shows 564 million people in china had internet access at the end of last year. 420 million of them access the web through mobile phones, including smartphones. the number grew 18% since a year ago. more than half of china's internet users have accounts for the country's version of twitter called weibo. criticisms against government corruption and the widening income gap appear often. the service now has 309 million accounts. the chinese government introduced a law last month to oblige internet users to register their real names for online services. it says the measure's designed to protect personal
LINKTV
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
beijing apartment, she has been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the nobel peace prize in 2010. you can see him and four others tried to enter her apartment building. there is a brief argument with the man guarding the door. the activists forced themselves in, where they see her, seen here wearing glasses and a black hat. she proceeds to embrace her good friend, a beijing intellectual. she whispers something in his ear, clearly on the verge of tears. one of the activists later said that she was scared about the consequences of their visit. in the last years, she has apparently only been able to visit her parents and her husband in jail. she has had no contact with the outside world until this unexpected visit from friends. it is believed her husband irritated the government as a writer, and they were openly calling for an end to communist party rule. there was a manifesto signed by 3 dandridge 50 the chinese intellectuals in 2008, calling for protections of human rights. he was arrested in 2009 and sentenced them 11 years in jail for undermining state power. one year la
LINKTV
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
in beijing is so bad, hospitals heritage sites are flooded with patients. the government is placing -- facing pressure to put in place tougher laws. >> this is a time lapse footage of the smog creeping in over the capital. by midday, it is in your wide out. by monday morning, hospitals report a flood of people arriving complaining of people having trouble breathing. the rapid industrialization, so often dion. >> she has been sick for a while, but the air pollution may or worse. the coughing is really serious. we can't take her outside. >> ha worry has led to anger and boldness. better known critics of the government protest and demand officials do more, they were joined by editors of state- controlled newspapers. i am looking forward to what the government will say about this. i especially want to know if the secretary and mayor are in beijing. and how do they guarantee they can bring safety? every day for a year, the photographer documented the solution. his 364 photos were displayed in the gallery, acting as a counter to the government lies of the air quality. weekends like this, he is feel
WHUT
Jan 10, 2013 7:30am EST
newspaper is continuing to play a role in this censorship fight. the beijing news ran text of a speech by its publisher saying the daily will continue to faithfully record every page of china's history. >>> the united nations and arab league envoy to syria is la meanting what he calls a lost opportunity to end the civil war. lakdar brahimi has been trying to find a way to bring government and opposition leaders today. president bashar al assad has refused to negotiate. assad addressed his supporters on sunday. he proposed a new constitution and a national referendum to approve it. he branded his opponents puppets of the west. brahimi met with assad last month telling the bbc the president's proposals are no different from ones he's put forward before. >> i think that what people are saying is that family ruling for 40 years is a little bit wrong. so the change has to be real. >> opposition leaders welcomed the remarks. brahimi is set to meet with russian diplomats with close ties to the assad government on friday. >>> rebel commanders have freed dozens of iranians in a prison exchange
WHUT
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
for various forms of civil disobedience. >> now, a beijing photographer snapped pictures occur of the chinese capital's skyline for years and created a visual representation of the extent of air pollution. here is the result. these are the photographs from july of last year. 31 daily for grabs taken. 20 of them show smog. pollution is an ongoing problem for china's capital. latest wave of pollution peaked on saturday with off the chart levels shrouding beijing skyscrapers. city residents have become increasingly vocal in their anger over the environment. an amateur prospector in the australian state of victoria has honored a gold nugget weighing 5.5 kilograms. it was found by an unidentified person on wednesday using a hand-held metal detector near the town of ballarat, west of melbourne. the value has been estimated at $300,000. the owner of beantown's mining exchange gold shop says a find of this size is unheard of. -- the owner of the town's mining exchange. it looks like a gold filling for a dinosaur. let me give you a reminder of our top stories on gmt. dozens of foreign nationals are be
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 7:30am EST
sue yamaguchi, ruling new komeito party. yamaguchi left for beijing on wednesday and will be in china for four days. relations between the two countries are tense over a territorial dispute. s sen kak cue islands are controlled by japan. >> translator: we need to encourage dialogue in order to ease tensions and avoid any contingencies. >> yamaguchi plans to meet with new chinese communist party xi jinping and other senior officials. he plans to ask xi to meet shinzo abe in the near future. >>> populous, prosperous, schin that's rise brought it power and problems. an income guide divides people, pollution threatens their health and disputes strains relations with their neighbors. find out the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> for the latest in weather we have rachel ferguson. >> hi there. looking fairly settled across the continent in eastern asia. dry skies for both china and mongolia. you'll see a few showers here just in inland china. it won't be anything particularly heavy. you could see widespread fog here as well. as for japan, things are starting to clear up now after lo
WETA
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
as a pickup tote beijing. >> your credibility decides whether the public should support you or not. if you don't have credibility you will lose the confidence of the public. >> if the government lacks integrity how can they have authority to govern hong kong. we must take to the streets and make our voices heard. for the people living here their way of life is influenced by the west and had been for over a century. doncht those on the mainland. so the chinese leadership agreed to keep hong kong but overseeing it all would be a leader backed by beijing. today that leader elected by a committee loyal to china's central government is under increasing pressure to give up his post. protesters clashed with police after a relatively peaceful day of demonstrations. whatever their issue is with the current leadership it is outweighed by their desire for democracy. we have been asking for more than 20 years. >> china promised that this will happen in 2017. until then the issue of how the territory is governed remains deeply guided. >> we were reporting earlier on the awful story from ivory coast, 60 peo
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
. this is not fog. this is smog. we have the before and after of beijing. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure. >>> alabama hostage standoff. a tense situation continues in midland city. that is where police say a 6-year-old boy is being held in an underground bunker by a man identified by neighbors as jimmy lee dikes, 65 years old. now, this story started late yesterday. police say dikes took the child off of a schoolbus at gunpoint and killed the driver. george howell is about a half a mile from where the boy is being held. it's hard to understand the bizarre and scary story, but we know police are now talking to the suspect. what are, what's happening? are they making progress? what are they talking about? >> reporter: n
KOFY
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
are either wearing mask or just staying inside. here's gloria. >>reporter: sun was shining in beijing today but you wouldn't know it. just being outside can make eyes itch and throat burn. this could be my lung tweeted one can chinese resident. time lapse showed how clouds make window disappear. zero whipped freezing temperature and factory full tilt made this week a perfect storm for pollution. at its peek plugs hit 7 55 in beijing. making breathing extremely hazardous. by compare sont worst polluted city in the u.s. bakersfield, california, hit a high of 159 last year. super toxic air. >> particle pollution like that can cause heart attack and stroke that can kill people. it's lethal. >>reporter: this photo from green peace study shows what air filter looks like after 24 hours in beijing. wipe a thin layer accumulated on most cars. that is soot and grime. this is my own air purifier. watch this. that's what we are breathing bay jeng. it's like becoming an instant smoker, beijing did issued emergency warnings first time ever this year. seems of government can't avoid problem
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